EIC Award Winners

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Best in the West: OWAC Recognizes Region’s Top Outdoors/Adventure Media Communication Pros Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) – the leading organization of professional outdoor media communicators in the western region – has announced their annual Excellence in Craft Award winners. From fly-fishing to leaf peeping, cooking on the trail to vital legislation news and […]

Local High Schoolers Win Writing Contest

Four high school seniors in the Novato and Petaluma School Districts won top awards in the Pat Vachini Outdoor Writing Contest sponsored by the Outdoor Writers Association of California. “Being out in nature is healing, as we’re experiencing right now with people wanting to enjoy parks and recreation areas safely during the Covid-19 pandemic,” says […]

CARES Act Update for Outdoor Journalists

This information was received from OWAA and may be relevant for OWAC members. We want to get what resources we can into your hands to help protect your livelihood. OWAA compiled various sources on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for outdoor journalists to review and learn from, including information specific to freelancers, nonprofits and businesses. Within the CARES Act are opportunities for organizations and businesses to apply for loans from the U.S. government – many of which are forgivable loans.